About BORIS...


Olivier Friard and Marco Gamba

University of Torino and DBIOS logo


Olivier Friard
Life Sciences and Systems Biology
Via dell'Accademia Albertina, 13 I-10123 TORINO (Italy)
tel: +39 011 6704542


The authors would like to acknowledge Sergio Castellano, Valentina Matteucci and Laura Ozella for their precious help.

The BORIS logo was designed by Margot Friard

If you find this software useful, please send me nice postcard of the place where do you live.

Bug report and feature request

Bug report

Please report any bug (found in the latest BORIS version) using the GitHub repository or eventually by e-mail (in english, french or italian). Read the FAQ first to check if your problem is already fixed and remember to indicate your OS, your OS version, the BORIS version you are using.

Feature request

For suggestion and feature request please use the GitHub repository. or eventually the discussion group


BORIS is developed entirely with open source software.

BORIS is developped in Python 3.6 using PyQt5 for the GUI.
The VLC Python binding is used to play media files.
The matplotlib is used for plotting events and generating the spectrogram.
The FFmpeg multimedia framework is used to extract media files parameters, in frame-by-frame mode and in spectrogram visualization.
The Tablib Python module is used to export data in TSV, CSV, ODS, XLSX, HTML and XLS formats.
The Graphviz graph visualization software is used (optionally) to generate transitions graph.